The scheduled summer departure of Chelsea striker Dominic Solanke to Premier League rivals Liverpool could prove to be a move which could come back to haunt The Blues.
The 19-year-old leaves Stamford Bridge having received the Golden Ball Award for his performances for England in this summer’s FIFA Under-20 World Cup, a tournament which The Three Lions won with a 1-0 victory over Venezuela on Sunday.
Chelsea academy product Solanke leaves The Bridge to join Liverpool with just a solitary senior appearance to his name which came in a UEFA Champions League fixture against NK Maribor over two-and-a-half years ago and his recent good performances in the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in South Korea proves that there is plenty more to come from the youngster.
Solanke’s exit comes after the player was unable to agree a new deal with The Blues with personal terms thought to be one issue in both parties failing to agree to a contract extension. With the striker tipped for a bright future, Chelsea will be hoping that the decision to end contract talks and allow the player to leave the club will not come back to haunt them in the future.
The Basingstoke born forward now has a fresh start at Anfield and should Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp give the player some first team game time, Solanke could begin to prove his worth and put the foundations in place for a successful career at the top level of English football.